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on the south side. this public art part of a disturbing chicago trend? political cartoonist knott skirting the issue. state of emergency declared in lake county more than 100,000 people still without power may take until saturday to get almost everyone back on line. good evening top story another night without power for thousands of people the latest numbers: 132 customers without power 95,000 from the north of the city of 3800 to the south 132,000 people. lake county officials state of the emergency >> a horrible time here in the lake county let us show you guitry pictures of that what happened to the tree, com ed tells me power should be back onto 90 percent of customers 99 percent by midnight friday not only for residents dealing with power being caught up with devastation like this huge tree all over the place not uncommon, pulled on the ground onto a house but she and her kids were going to die when the tree fell over onto their house still waiting for it to be removed now the power problem out since monday morning >> card it no power for several days now it is very hard wh
in it chicago area that he can be in the dark for days good evening top story seen around the country storm has passed the damage is done and now lights back on sean lewis live in downers grove when there is an evacuation underway at a senior citizen residence still without power tonight >> correct, we are at oaktree towers a 164 you get six story senior citizen high rise no power in a building not just a nuisance it is dangerous and potentially deadly which is why voluntary evacuation offered to residents so far nine residents have said yes to being moved to a cooling center in lyle until power is restored other residents making the most of its sitting outside talking com ed warning much of northern illinois ted knight those without power right now could be without power for days. >> mother nature doing her thing >> the storm fast and furious packing winds up to 80 mi. per hour from the northern suburbs >> ripped off the power box from the house and these wires started dancing >> to the south side with wind up proving a tree and crashed into the green family home >> 8:00 in the morning i
concerns. southeast side chicago senior citizens at cool having a good time competitive game of pool. friendly game of checkers or serious game of bridge. southeast regional senior center great option on sweltering days like today. city responded to dozens of calls neighbors and relatives making sure seniors are well taken care of. >> activities every day of the week we invite to senior citizens particularly during these hot weather * to come in and cool down and to socialize >> 18 is senior centers and satellite branches throughout the city a simple phone call away. >> this is a nice cool links at the for all of the old people we get hot you can come down and get picked up >> 311 and the number rides to and from these cooling centers are free admission is free no reason for anybody to be uncomfortable, yesterday at 129 well-being checks will continue to this weekend as long as it stays hot. >> tom skilling in the weather center what is the verdict on the heat wave? >> bone to ease its little bit because of thunderstorm outflows but heavy rain on the way still over 25 states un
opener >> the victim is in serious condition chicago police have been examining the video and are interviewing witnesses to try to identify the attackers but nobody is in custody >> children playing with fireworks and chicagos pilsen neighborhood thought to be responsible for an extra alarm fire at a three story brick building this afternoon more than 150 firefighters responded to the blaze that spread to nearby buildings and 80 year old woman rescued and hospitalized in fair to serious condition. >> is independence day a beautiful day and after a day of parades picnics chicago celebrating with a fireworks display at navy pier >> who says that you need to have fireworks on the third of july nobody thinking of that today only about the anticipation of the july 4th fireworks on at navy pier brewing all day long, is exciting >> it is, i am looking forward to fireworks the big explosive ones that go high in the air >> have you ever been to navy pier before for that? >> yes >> you have good seats all right let's look at these guys people are taking pictures of me is very
>> independence day weekend in chicago and while the city may have canceled its traditional fireworks on the third the show goes on in many suburbs. >> gaynor hall is live with tonight's top story. >> no july 3rd fireworks show hosted by the city of chicago this year leaving many families searching for alternatives to celebrate right here in this city where fireworks are scheduled to start just about 50 minutes. a crowd of people gathering tonight at the annual fourth of july celebration with live music and fireworks. this is much better than having to downtown chicago. last year we could not even get over there it was so congested, no place to park. >> fireworks are illegal in chicago but that does not stop people from heading to indiana to stock up. roman candles, a bottle rockets and firecrackers. >> victor morales and his wife are planning to put on a show for their kids in the backyard. it is very dangerous to set off your own fireworks even hand- held sparklers get extremely hostile please be careful as you celebrate this fourth of july holiday several suburbs aro
are running out of time >> in chicago center dick durbin weighed in on the latest round calling republican plan to kick the debate down the field dangerous >> businesses families and individuals across america will pay more for credit cards for borrowing from palms for vehicles that is the reality >> also today senator dick durbin made a point that the debt limit has been raised 89 times since 193918 of those under ronald reagan during his address tonight the president also invoked the former president and regards to a possible increase tax increase on the wealthy >> joining us chicago tribune political reporter rick pearson break this down for us >> it very interesting you have the president give a speech calling people to go over their heads of their congressman talk them down and get them and bought and talking about a tax increase as part of the big grand scheme well nobody is talking about the grand scheme basically down to two plans it one by speaker john boehner and the senate majority leader harry reid has offered those of the to the buying plans 1 cuts to 0.7 trillion dollars
>> dot attempted abduction reported in broad daylight raid on north avenue beach chicago police are questioning one man in connection with the kidnapping. wgn's marcella raymond is live on the lakefront with details. >> how bold of someone to try to snatch a toddler rate from under his parents watched all i? tonight to the suspect is behind bars and police say he should be charged within the hour. at 11:00 this morning the two world was at the beach with his parents who were watching closely, a man picked him up and started walking away. >> the parents looked into the father got up and went after the man who had his child and confronted him and he had to fight to get his child back out of his hands. >> the police officer on a bike radio demands description to other officers, the suspect was picked up 150 yds away on the north avenue beach turnaround. >> we appreciate the job they do every day, it is a hard job. >> this beach and all the others in chicago are going to have a much larger police presence this holiday weekend, more people on the beach means more people will be
@ 9 earlier today more rain is on the way chicago area hoping put the best tonight bracing party worst. good evening, the top story more on the brain in a second but first the chicago area under a tornado watch. tom skilling >> the situation on baltic to the northwest something extraordinary and dangerous three tornadoes reported 3-4 in. of rain in three hours' time with them the last 10 minutes lightning strokes look at this is the tornado watch flood warnings in effect all ready to the west a bus tornado watch from 1:00 in the morning part of this ring of fire pattern temperatures in kansas hit 150 degrees in spots at this hour steaming providing energy for the storms a thermometer reading temperature readings look at the triple digit heat index reading. storms this morning right here road through the area that we went into a quiet. but we started at 5:00 and watch this area in northwest illinois powerful thunderstorms and here is a look at the situation on the three-dimensional radar clouds towering at 63,000 ft. despite the hour of the night and you can see it real-time lighting b
pieces and then dumped police busted what looks to be a major operation and for chicago women sharing one common love much more than a hobby. wgn news @ 9 wgn news @ 9 former first lady betty ford passes away a pioneer in many ways tonight we look at her legacy. good evening top story all around the country on wgn america betty ford born in chicago and eventually moved to grand rapids looking back on her life >> betty ford light than the political spotlight started quickly after her marriage to gerald ford elected to congress two weeks after their wedding. as first lady developed for all personal up beyond the white house notes for speaking out on abortion rights and women in the workplace. the mother of four children considered strong active and most of all candid >> madaditit p psisie for m mto go ahead and share what i learned with others >> before 1974 it was almost unheard of for a first lady to publicly mentioned personal problems. in the first year of husband's presidency announced she had breast cancer and would undergo a bisected me but the betty ford center for su
fight about a beverly teen is dead authorities have a warrant out play chicago teenagers they believe through the deadly punch late at the end of fourth of july and long beach indiana >> we are outside mount carmel high school 17 year-old described as kind and gentle and a funny only child of the chicago firefighter bed that night after fourth of july beating on the beach. >> only way to describe cabin is perfect >> quoting what occurred that use friends kind word from a teenager boy described and 17 year-old kevin kennelly, died this morning at two days after a fight broke out in long beach indiana. said a girl hit 80 dangers brad when he tried to intervene took the next hit. >> friend had been punched anti stepdad and said stop >> ted knight indiana authorities looking for a boy of chicago charged with aggravated battery involuntary manslaughter and battery so far no sign family awaited further word about rest the night then add dozens of friends remember the guy they said was a stellar baseball and soccer player >> made baseball practice on every day it >> but also a great h
and is still pretty uncomfortable with the heat extremely dangerous today chicago fire department responded to 87 emergency calls. temperature hitting 100 degrees this out the new chicago fire department responded to dozens of emergency calls from people suffering heat exhaustion and dehydration emergency room doctors continue to warn of chicagoans about staying outside too long today the humidity was public enemy number one of emergency responders said they did not care how many times they have to say keep the liquids flowing to avoid serious injury the fire department also asking people not to open up fire hydrants and opened fire hydrant can create serious pressure problems which can threaten a firefighter's ability to put out a blaze in a neighborhood not to mention safety concerns >> in past years we have had a couple of children killed of this late cars motorists are not seeing the children running into the street >> veterinarians also asking pet owners to be careful try to walk dogs early in the morning or later at night if possible >> they cannot sweat they have to expel their he
as chicago area residents clean up from weekend storms and flooding more rain could be in the forecast this week ... good afternoon i'm sean lewis and today for steve sanders and tim dina bair we welcome our viewers who are watching us around the country on wgn america and on the web. judy wang is unwilling with the top story ... >>the weather was quiet overnight but it was not quiet for lots of residence here in the lakeside village subdivision residents told us they were overwhelmed by the big cleanup job >>at the end of nearly every driveway flood damaged belongings piles and piles of them ... >>we knew we would lose a few things but staring at all of this in one big pile there's a lot of it ... >>generators and blared through the night homeowners say after record rainfall nearly 7 in. falling in the chicago area saturday the water was so high they couldn't get an hour out of that neighborhood ... >>i feel that for a lot of these people lost more than we did >>some residents are still trying to get the water out many waiting for the trash haulers to arrive t
in for the night when he fell victim to gunfire shot in the head and as he clings to life at this hour chicago police search for the gunman. >>more questions and answers remain today after nine year- old south side boy was shot in the head i was just coming out of my crotch and i heard the shooting and i ran in thedriveway and i heard shots i ran into the house >>ivan burdens jr. was shot in the head and rushed to the on a hospital in critical condition the boy had been up watching tv with his dad when he went outside to bring his dog and for the night before being shot >>it's horrible it's horrible it's horrible ... >>he was a very sweet kid the father did work at my house sometimes and he would always bring his little boy over with them ... >>according to relatives the boys sent this attends bennett elementary school on the far south side he loved working alongside his dad who raises him as a single father ... >>this boy got caught in crossfire and it is tragic >>members of the group cease- fire came to the hospital moments ago to announce that they were planning a march through the r
at the 2011 chicago tribune printer's wrote literary festival. ellis cose talks about his book "the end of anger: a new generation's take on race and rage". >> thank you. welcome back to chicago. >> delighted to be. cf1ly eñandm put it in context 18 years ago you wrote the rage of a privileged class which talks about african-american middle class, african-americans being feeling in excruciating pain i think was the phrase. a new book is coming out this month, the end of anger which basically says okay feeling pretty good. so what happened? what changed? a lot changed. but before i even address that the book is interesting because you're right i did write a book about range, and the fundamental point that one person after another made in that book and conducted well over 100 middle-class african-americans the essential point we summed up with i don't care how hard i work or what networks i try to get into it is not possible to get past the glass ceiling. not possible to make it to the top jobs or to be the ceo of a corporation or to be the president's of the company. what changed? a cou
and a gun wielding robber scared away by 6 lbs. of furey >> chicagos very own wgn news @ 9 >> the sunset tonight on a hot and sticky chicago will rise tomorrow with blistering intensity could be the hottest day yet the worst heat wave in six years top story extreme heat warning in effect next few days might get dangerous gaynor hall at north avenue beach >> extremely hot today and yesterday and the day before that and everyone is just bracing for even more sizzling temperatures in the days ahead. day three of scorching heat in chicago the worst yet to come. temperatures are rising into the upper 90s tomorrow and thursday extreme heat and humidity continuing to the weekend. city officials with familiar warning. >> please check on your debt neighbors and friends and relatives especially those elderly greatest danger in extreme heat. >> deadly summer of 1995 lessons learned more than 700 heat related deaths baby pete >> i just hope the city is ready to >> the difference now the fire commissioner says better communication between the city agencies >> all of these people
one a day women's. chicago police officer michael bailey good afternoon i am robert jordan in for steve sanders. >>and i'm dina bair. we welcome our viewers who are watching us around the country on wgn america and on the web ... >>24 year-old antwon carter is charged with first-degree murder. he is accused of shooting and killing officer michael bailey during an attempted robbery outside of his south side home in july of last year veteran officer had just finished his shift guarding the home of former mayor richard daley officer billy was 62 years old and just about a month from retirement antwon carter was on parole at the time of his murder he was arrested two months later on unrelated carjacking and weapons charges he has been in prison since then for violating his parole >>investigators were at the graveside of a seven year-old murder victim to day as her body was exhumed more than 50 years after she was buried authorities have not said what new evidence they hope to uncover from the body of maria ridolph her casket was removed from a cemetery and sycamore this morn
care is better health care in five of six measurements and they do it better than the city of chicago would so were the partner with those programs and save the taxpayers at least $10 million there >>said that accounts for the 20 and for the remaining 11 million workplace reform is getting discussed with the union leaders ideas are being floated to those union leaders and he is awaiting reaction >>the furlough has been given back as of today what we need now to do for that remaining 11 million partners we need to work as partners with the unions to come up with savings they said their ideas will come forward in the next two weeks there just not ready yet >>he has laid it all about it now appears to be in the hands of the union's ... these are not negotiations he asserted that they are initially discussions >>the latest storm to blow to chicago has left behind more damage last night's hail pelted a garfield park conservatory and shattered its roof ... >>this is such a sad day for this natural oasis on the west side here we just learned that this storm get up to $5 million damage t
that much money from today's chicago sun-times peace preaches fiscal responsibility and has opposed raising the debt ceiling >> in a statement he says these latest attacks against me are false and i will fight them in the appropriate venue >> huge budget shortfall some say tony preckwinkle says it looks like some people may lose their jobs back but >> we will be talking later today with commissioners and the regular labour unions there were layoffs last year i expect it is a double this year president preckwinkle office expected to have a draft of the new budget by saturday budget cuts expected to be held in august, final budget will be presented to the board of commissioners in october insiders expect a fight over streamlining and layoffs. now known as the house of former house president betty loren-matlese once all the winning bidder auction today happen to be the next door neighbor >> $87,000 selling price 0.301838818 south halsted cicero once belonged to town's most famous and recognizable president. >> i purchased the house in 1980 a lot of memories good and bad mostly because th
today that includes 16,000 in the city of chicago 14,000 in the northern region 4400 to the south and 21,000 in the west mostly those in rockford a 4000 outages have been restored and man from grayslake was really struck by lightning during the storms take a look at this amazing video tam gramm sent us of that incident at 1030 last night he was filming a storm on his i phone from the end of his crotchcarriage ... when lightning hit the ground he said that he was thrown back words into his car but he will be ok ... >>for 53 years of little girls killing remained painful mystery the man accused in her murder reined in dekalb county court today chilean cruise has a live report ... >>he appeared on a closed- circuit tv in the court room he's charged with murder kidnapping in the abduction of a child a charge that doesn't even exist in illinois statues 50¢ years ago maria ridolph was murdered if found guilty mccullough will be sentenced according to the 1958 criminal statutes presenting a legal challenge for both sides with lawyers familiarizing themselves with those old statutes back when
get locked away. >> as of this hour charges have yet to be filed meanwhile chicago police continue to investigate the crash while also making sure proper procedures were followed. >> chicago police investigators are questioning a person of interest about it deadly accident, the victim david was struck and killed up while waiting for a bus on the last side. as the family of david bunch gathered at his 81 year- old garfield park, the pain of his death was still setting in. >> it is not a reality yet. you cannot believe it. >> the 49 year-old former truck driver was just two weeks shy of his 50th birthday, early this morning he was on his way home from a party waiting for a cta bus near jackson with his girlfriend. >> he said that when she turned around all she heard was the thump and it was this girl who had hit him. >> he took a life. >> his mother friday may raise 10 children, five boys in five girls and arkansas bow move before she moved the tightly knit family to chicago. >> we had a strong foundation, a lot of people cannot say that. we had 10 individuals that did not suc
... >>we're now joined by paul lisnek of the chicago tribunepolitics tonight ... >>this is going to get worked out in the senate between harry reid and mitch mcconnell ... >>what they will have to do is work on the nature of those cuts to please the house republicans and for that matter the senate republicans ... this is about the tea party republicans in the house hindering progress ... if things happen on tuesday all interest rates will go up its economically devastating for people it's like another tax its those mortgages as the loans ... this tea party people just seem to be out of touch with the reality of the situation there are not willing to grasp the ramifications ... as we speak the house rules committee is trying to make changes to that john vander billboehner bill.. basically it's going no where the president is looking to the senate and he told them to just get going ... >>it will go to the house but it's anyone's guess how far it will go beyond that ... what's fascinating about this this is a manufactured crisis as opposed to the real serious financial crises going on i
is calling the city of chicago a heat island where the heat will remain above 100 degrees and is not likely to fall below 90 degrees all night we are in heat warning advisory until early friday morning this week people are urged to check on the elderly watch the children stay cool and safe and hydrated ... we look back to a time when the heat wave hitting chicago years ago killed nearly 700 people ... >>it's too hot out hear people can die in these heat waves to right now we're just trying to duck it. >>people need to be vigilant extreme he is dangerous we want to all the weekend to get the message out to assure that we are being good neighbors and checking on one another especially those with limited mobility and the elderly ... >>the city is providing cooling centers for a complete list go to wgntv.com/midday and you can call 311 for other services that may help pia ... >>double trouble. not only extensive heat but it is a bed pollution day as well both the illinois and are meant to protection agency and the indiana department of environmental management declared today air pollution a
of chicago homes and businesses ... good afternoon i am steve sanders. and i'm dina bair we welcome our viewers who are watching a ceramic country on wgn america and on the web. commonwealth edison crews have restored service to many customers but many and others are still waiting to get their power back. >>the north region is still a hardest-hit with over 200,000 adages three entered 58,000 homes and businesses are still without power across the chicago area 75,000 outages are reported in the western region 29,000 in the south and 53,000 in the city of chicago. >>monica schneider is live at kill some park with a reportgilson park with a live repot some people did get lucky here they got some power but many did not looking and downtown wilmettte says it all that looks like a ghost town at the moment in this northern suburb it will continue to look this way until commonwealth edison can get electricity restored sadly nothing can restore this 265 year-old bicentennial ash tree one of the oldest such trees in the entire state of illinois in was a proud local landmark here is a picture o
chicago police are looking for the person who shot and killed a coke outside of a south side restaurant where he worked for two decades good afternoon everyone i am robert jordan and for steve sanders. and i'm dina bair we welcome our viewers who are watching us around the country on wgn america and on the web jae miller air is an bronzeville with the latest live report ... 24 year-old joshua hudgins worked at alice's barbecue for nearly 24 years but his life was cut short that last night when he was gunned down right in front of the restaurant that he loved to work get some mileage ... he was a cut at alice's barbecue he was working late last night when he was taking a smoke break someone drove by and opened fire. heavy hearts today here at alice's barbecue at 43rd and south wabash as a beloved coke was gunned down in for another restaurant ... he was a great guy even heard anyone everybody knew him and he knew everybody else ... he was taking a smoking break around 9:00 last night when someone in subtle light colored vehicle drove by and open fired ... >>he was an out ther
after a week o o intense h htt sevevetorm swept acrcrss the chicago land area ... good afternoon i am steve sanders ... and i am dina bair we welcome our viewers who are watching us around the country on wgn america and on the web. the storms caused power outages wind damage and in far north suburban grayslake a man was struck by lightning ... judy wang has a live report from glee is likegrayslake ... >>the man struck by lightning was working for landscaping service and getting ready to pack up a croat 6:00 a.m. this morning he was near garage when he was struck by lightning he was a little bit shaken up at first he told his co-workers that he didn't want to go to the hospital ... >>is like anybody he got a shock and then he city was fine but you know you have to make sure that you have to get a string things checked out in there and what kind of reaction the body would take to a lightning bolt he is an stable condition he was taken there in stable condition ... >>hurtling back and i heard a line loud bang and checked on the kids ... >>1 tree fell onto a house and a station wa
report later in the hour ... >>police looking for a chicago teenager who is responsible for the death of another teenager in a fight at an indiana beach ... >>visitation will be held for kevin kennelly here at mount carmel tomorrow afternoon results are still pending on the autopsy to try to figure out how well like student died so suddenly >>the kelly family lived and thekevin kennelly family lived in the beverly neighborhood he was the only son of a chicago firefighter and the family is devastated >>some much happens to our parishioners this is just another example of things that happen to people, it's hard to take. >>he died from injuries sustained during a fight on the fourth of july he was vacationing in long beach indiana he tried to step in and break up a fight on the beach he took a punch to the head was knocked unconscious and never woke up he died from his injuries >>this was an unfortunate confrontation he stepped in the middle to cyclic guys ... we're learning that intervention is not the way to go ... he played baseball and soccer and that soccer teamteam dedicated t
may be different ... >>chicago is sizzling even in the early hours you find little relief ... >>when you transfer manner, you have to get as many runs as you can ... i can't miss too many days ... >>july is typically chicago's hottest month but it has been a long time since we have seen a long stretch of such oppressive heat ... 9 degree temperatures arrive sunday afternoon when the heat index hit one of three on the lakefront 1 01 at midway and 99 degrees at o'hare ... >>i have ceiling fans it's really hot and i take multiple shower is ... >>overnight the bank neon at wacker said 95 ... >>firefighters on the south side were fighting a bundle of fire that was oppressive ... >>we tend to endure and deal with it here in chicago it's much nicer to be at the swimming pool then to be shoveling out the snow ... >>the city of chicago has cooling centers open for people who do not have access to air- conditioning you cancel the non emergency 311 hotline for information or check the city's website ... libraries are also serving as cooling centers ... >>it's been a brutal su
sequence. .. >> and were back at the 20 aladdin chicago printers the literary festival. now i her elis cose talks about his book, "the end of anger." [applause] thank you.nk you. ellis, welcome back to chicago. he is a native son. ellis has a new book out. tod put it in some contexts, 18 years ago,n c you wrote the ragf a privileged class, which talked about african-americans --afrcan middle-class african-americans being unfeeling and excruciatini pain was the phrasee phrase. a new book is coming out this month, the end of anger which basically says okay feeling pretty good. so what happened? what changed? a lot changed. but before i even address that the book is interesting because you're right i did write a book about range, and the fundamental point that one person after another made in that book and conducted well over 100 introduce for the african-americans and the essentials play that went after another wasn't really summed up with i don't care what credentials i have, a how hard i work, what networks i try to get into it's just not possible for me to get past the glass ceiling to the
for a third. nobody was injured when rain and record wind it the metro area of chicago on monday. locals are almost laughing at camp and opened power will be restored by mondathe morning. >> we had a gift cards from the holiday so a nice time to spend them >> far north suburban waukegan situation more serious worst damage found an apartment complex as president's struggle to make sense out of the chaos want family had health concerns to consider >> one of the boys we could stay at the house trying to find a generator could not find one >> late in the day chicago made land and out of lemons treated to free soccer match internet id intermit that the generators to provide electricity, biggest problem of electronics >> the video board system electricity thinks the jumbo tron and other side of the building things are turning on some assault not used to be and ought so all lot of adjustments we need to figure out what is working and what is not working to go for it >> one cooling center in evanston locals found the perfect place to cool off, the ice rink. about 4500 residents and all are
range. living in chicago one lived in pelham at city. chicago humboldt park neighborhood outside most of the day when collapsed. leaving behind five children. >> it hurts me because not because of me but because of her, my baby >> chicago health officials say the recent peak of the deaths shot once again how important it is to check on that family members and relatives >> getting heat exhaustion or heatstroke can happen very quickly your body is not over drop all of the time and then at one point #$%%# just shut down. overdrive >> couple of days ago rain would have sounded like a welcome idea flashboard to today this morning's storm not exactly what we had in mind gaynor hall breaking down the damage left behind. >> storms pounding chicago area of flooding roads and knocking down power lines and trees >> all of a sudden i heard it really loud bang and the multiple like something was bouncing on my roof >> huge tree in dianna morgan's backyard split into half coming down on the roof of her townhome a downed trees also damaging homes in crystal lake >> woke up to a loud bang wen
chicago once again ... hard rain and strong winds cause widespread damage in power outages throughout the city suburbs ... >>good afternoon i am steve sanders and tim dina bair we welcome our viewers who are watching us around the country on wgn america and on the web. >>the storms have left hundreds of thousands of homes and businesses without electricity at the latest count there are 576,000 outages across the chicago area about half 253,000 are in the northern region west of the city 130,000 outages are reported there are about 105,000 homes and businesses without power in chicago in west suburban maywood and about 87,000 outages reported south of the city and the far north suburban war keegan about a hundred people had to evacuate their apartments after wind ripped off the roofs of two buildings at golf road and pine street elsewhere in waukegan at a church at pine grove was down lunch by the storm trees were knocked down at a golf course where another storm damage to weeks ago and winds were clocked at 100 mi. per hour at the waukegan airport where plans were overturned and han
power is back on across the chicago area as we continue to bake in the summer heat wave ... good afternoon i am steve sanders ... >>and i'm dina bair we welcome our viewers who are watching us around the country on wgn america and on the web ... james miller has a live report ... along with about 7000 comed customers across chicago land this woman woke up with no power this morning ... >>air-conditioner is that would normally be on full blast on a day like today were quiet one resident was not concerned about himself but about his dog and a set of power is not restored he would be forced to put up to board him ... >>about 400 comed crews worked overnight and to the morning to get customers back on line took several hours to repair but with extreme weather comes extreme measures ... someone near melrose actually took it upon themselves to borrow electricity from a neighbor across the street ... >>my neighbor told me that someone was running an extension cord to my home i went out to look i sought and note which are offered to buy at the neighbor some spirits for loading the
year-old prison and made is being questioned downstate in the murder of chicago police officer michael bailey. officer billy was shot in july of last year while cleaning his new car outside of his south side home after completing an overnight shift guarding mayor daley's house the men questioned was sent downstate after an arrest last september on vehicular hijacking and weapons charges at the time he was on parole for a 2009 conviction for an aggravated battery to a police officer and a 2008 drug conviction officer billy was a month from retirement when he died. >>the suspect in the 1957 murder of a girl on sycamore says he has an ironclad alibi jack daniel mccullough is charged with maria ripoffs murder and is being held in jail in washington state the tribune reports that mccullough says he could not have committed the murder because his father drove him to chicago for military medical exams he says military personnel records should exonerate him ... >>in michigan the man who went on a rampage of murder killing seven people has turned the gun on himself. the suspect rodrick dantzl
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in chicago today felt more like summer in miami four get tropical down right on comfortable very hot, very hot i did not have air-conditioning here at north avenue beach if you are not in the water you were faking today second day of extreme heat with highs in a round the city in the mid 90's, the heat index feels more like 105. it is hot. it is very hot that is for sure. tonight's a cubs game against the phillies was a scorcher did not keep fans away many runners out extra early this morning temperatures overnight already at 85 degrees. not going to get any cooler sell knocked it out now is going to get worse the rest of the week. that is. today the of emergency room at northwestern hospital side increase in patients probably the most common we are seeing is lightheadedness people passing out it is very comment all ages. >> a day and the hot sun and not seem so bad >> on a bicycle if feels great >> health officials warned with temperatures like these a day outdoors without proper precautions can turn dangerous quickly >> increased fatigue shortness of breath feeling weak headaches and
options for fireworks in the city and the suburbs, chicago canceled its annual show to cut costs leaving the fireworks to navy pier. the pier officials say they are prepared. and we talked to the emergency room doctor at the university of chicago hospitals who is warning everyone to it really stay away from fireworks she also says drinking and setting off fireworks is a dangerous combination. remember fireworks are illegal in the city of chicago. >> if you do not want to fight the crowds in joy the fourth from your couch with us, chicago summer blast kicks off on wgn monday night. the fireworks show with reports at navy pier. >> steve's targeting air- conditioning units for their copper wires, strike yet again but this time the victims are more than 100 homeless animals. >> it happened overnight in an animal shelter on the south side, it has been around for decades and it was operated by the animal welfare league, they have scrambled to find other shelters to take care of that pads and until the air- conditioning is fixed they cannot take any more animals in. these homeless animals do
to cope with any emergencies. to help deal with the scorching temperatures chicago is opening its cooling center you can call 311 to find an air-conditioned facility near you. the illinois epa warns that the elevated ozone levels everyone is encouraged to avoid long and energetic outdoor exposure. >> spiritual leaders spoke to thousands of people here in chicago today. the daliai lama urged his audience to a concord religious intolerance. >> his holiness spoke to a packed house at the university of illinois chicago pavilion this afternoon one day after meeting with president barack obama in washington. hundreds including illinois gov. pat quinn listened on as the 76 year-old tibetan spiritual leader delivered a message of brit bridging the divide. some use bothbinoculars to watch to deliver his speech. he says moral principles are not rooted in religious beliefs but in the pursuit of happiness a desire all humans share. many of those in attendance today say it was a day of spiritual enlightenment. >> it was very interesting, he is definitely dynamic and someone that is worthy of seeing
>> paswater everywhere, overnight storms and dropped more water than any other day in chicago history, the storms left behind flooded streets homes and train tracks. >> dan ponce de is live in this plaines with tonight's top story. >> we are at the intersection of dumpster street and south river road and you can see the water really starting to creep into this neighborhood and on the other side of the concrete barrier is that this plaines river, a dangerously high rate now and is one of many troubled spots in the suburbs. and in fact the city of chicago was hit just as hard. it started around 1:00 a.m. and did not let up for the next six hours, record- breaking rainfall forcing motorists to abandon their cars. what is usually in easy saturday morning drive became a traffic nightmare all over the chicago area. the underpass connecting michigan avenue to lakeshore drive was completely flooded and take a look at i it 190 in and out of o'hare this morning it was shut down for several hours this morning as dozens of cars were submerged. snow plows becameplows became water plows.
news @ 9 chicago police speaking out about this beating caught on tape in the wake of you asking for the public's help. good evening top story of violent crime gone viral live at police station in lakeview and >> police finished with a press conference and the last half- hour they say no indication tonight that the attack was in any way a hate crime also they say although it is helpful to the video is out there it makes people more aware of what is happening in their community is in no way indicative of what normally happens in a lake view they have appointed resources to work on the case because they are determined to find people responsible for the attack. a brutal beating caught on tape. outraged many in the city's lake view neighborhood tonight police talking. >> we will work to make sure the opera resources are in the area appropriate resources we have a rise in robberies >>to make sure the area is safe and continues to be safe >> at a town hall meeting the beating by a gang of about 15 people on a one-man sunday night was the first topic addressed. >> we are all a sha
to be that young man from orlando park. >>chicago route police are reviewing a tape of a violent beating in the lake view neighborhood we have julian crews with a live report >>there is a growing uproar on north halsted street there is a community meeting set for tomorrow night at district 23 police headquarters the district commander along with the aldermen are vowing to address growing concerns about crime here in lakeview. >>witnesses say they fear the attack would escalate into a full-scale riot it was late sunday when home-video cameras capture the brutal beating of a group of young people about 15- 20 ganged up on one victim the mob attack left a 25 year-old man with multiple stab bonds the brutal beating sent him to the emergency room with serious industriesinjuries >>is spilled drink and angry words sparked the attack. >>it erupted into a mob attack >>the brazen incident on one of the north side's most active streets has raised concerns among merchants and lakeview they save things are getting rougher and rougher on this block with increasingly unruly teachersteenagers and o
. >> passengers on board a chicago-based flight are today recalling dramatic events unfolding in the sky as a man had to be subdued while the plane made an emergency landing. an amateur photographer caught a good part of the commotion on board as passengers subdued a man who first refused to come out of the bathroom and then he yelled and shoved a flight attendant that is when several passengers stepped in. >> there was a very large x military guy we put them in a headlock and took him down. >> the plane made an emergency landing in cleveland and police and fbi agents were waiting on the runway the man was taken into custody and the passengers had to stay overnight in cleveland and flight back to chicago this morning to reschedule their flight to frankfurt germany. >> police investigating a double murder in the end goal would district, two men were shot to death this 6:30 a.m. this morning, they were described as both in their 20s and it happened in the 6900 block of south stewart ave. one victim's body was halfway inside a vehicle, no one is in custody. >> to deadly shootings in may would on
chicago, un portavoz del departamento de bomberos dijo que las naves antes del despegue se voltearon entre sÍ, dichos vuelos fueron cancelados. la madre naturaleza no dio tregua este fin de semana como varias tormentas y descargas elÉctricas dejaron muerte y destrucciÓn. en nueva jersey esta madrugada una tormenta dejÓ mucho personas en servicio elÉctrico, los fuertes vientos derribaron Árboles,1 de los lugares más castigados fue boough. un fenÓmenos los ricos se movÍa al oeste del paso texas, la tormenta causÓ corte de energÍa y obligÓ al cierre del aeropuerto internacional de el paso. en pennsylvania otra tormenta dejÓ sin energÍa a cientos de viviendas y negocios, segÚn las autoridades del condado, debido a las intensas lluvias una mujer que conducÍa una camioneta perdiÓ control y se estrellÓ, la mujer resultÓ muerta. en contraste, el intenso calor en gran parte de estados unidos no da tregua en california, los meteorÓlogos anuncian que las temperaturas pasaron de los 100 f. nos explican que estÁn haciendo las autoridades para brindar protecciÓn a la comunidad. >>
crashed and killed a father, mother and their daughter was a university of chicago volleyball player. john painter and morgan duquette were on their way to florida to take her to a fitness camp, it was leaving from the airport and local media reports that severe weather was passing through the area at the time of the crash appeared >> a house auctioned the fed's prepared to sell the home of the former mayor. >> it appears the bears' quarterback jay color may be starting the season as a single guy. >> same-sex couples officially tied the knot in new york on the first day they can legally married. >> we have a couple of days to dry out before the next round of storms comes in midweek, i will have details and the full forecast still ahead. fall in, gentlemen! we're going back to training. a stain, vaughn?! a ketchup stain?! how dare you disrespect me, your country and your mama?! i guess the guy just wants to bring his lunch with him. do you have something to say about the stain, vaughn?! sir! what stain, sir?! vaughn, that -- oh! what'd they do send me a daggone houdini?!
officer with the university of chicago campus police. i was arrested and convicted of a sexual assault that i did not connect. i had a consensual relationship with a young lady and it was made out to be like i was criminal number one. a crooked cop. everything happened so fast. if you have a serious felony charge, people stay in the jail a year or two fighting those charges. i was arrested and tried, convicted, sentenced to prison in 4.5 months. tavis: i am trying to figure out how you think all that can happen in four months. >> a few different dynamics. the main thing was i had an incompetent defense attorney. i never been through anything like that before. neither had members of my family. i hired the first attorney whose name came up. he was incompetent. i believe that everybody in the courthouse new that he was incompetent other than me. the state attorney cleared the docket of trial. it does not happen that quickly in cook county. i was arrested november 15 and i went to trial march 3. sentenced april 2. shipped out to the penitentiary april 3. tavis: you know that number pretty
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does power usage as people crank up their air conditioners and electric fans. chicago and philadelphia hit all-time highs for electricity usage. new york is expected to be next. utility companies are prepared for power outages. >> if we need to deliver dry ice, we can do that. >> reporter: cooler air is expected to move across the northern part of the country but for everybody else under this heat dome, they'll keep sweating it out until early next week. karen travers, abc news. >> well, as you may know at this moment, insomnia can be a problem during a dangerous heat wave. dr. richard besser has guidance for getting your zs. >> reporter: this is really important. listen to this. in just 10 to 15 minutes if you've stopped sweating your body temperatures can go up to 106 degrees or higher and that can be deadly. before you go to bed try a cool shower or cool bath. that'll help bring down your core body temperature and make it easier to sleep but the tip i heard today that i like the most, try putting your sheets in the freezer for a couple of hours before you go to bed. it'll make your
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